A Dealer's Hand by Hajni Elias
The Chinese Art World through the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi

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·A unique insight into the rapidly expanding Chinese art market from an expert in the field ·Presents the remarkable story of the leading contemporary dealer in Chinese and other Asian art ·A Dealer's Hand serves as both a personal history of the evolving Chinese art market and a catalogue of Chinese art illustrated with over 500 objects As the West awakes, with some apprehension, to the economic power of that once-supine dragon, China, A Dealer's Hand is a timely reminder that its material culture has never failed to entrance and amaze those looking in from the outside, no less over the 50 years covered here than in the more distant past. Giuseppe Eskenazi is the pre-eminent expert and dealer in Chinese art and therefore well-placed to cast light on one aspect of this cultural relationship. Hajni Elias is a highly experienced researcher in the field. Together they have woven a narrative with several strands: Giuseppe's progression from young boy in Constantinople to doyen of Chinese art dealers, enlivened by reminiscence and anecdote; an overview of the market for Chinese art in the West and the part played in it by scholars, dealers, auction houses, museums and collectors; and a fabulous pictorial record of hundreds of the marvelous works of art that have passed through the Eskenazi Gallery's doors and amaze those looking in from outside, no less over the 50 years covered here than in the more distant past.

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Published January 16, 2013 by Scala Arts Publishers Inc.. 352 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.

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Eskenazi, a world-renowned dealer of Chinese art, with the help of Elias (deputy director, Chinese ceramics, Sotheby's), writes what could be the plot of a compelling BBC miniseries: a bright and ambitious Turkish-born Jewish boy flees oppression in his native country to attend a miserable Britis...

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